Army Wives s06e12 Episode Script

Blood Relative

Previously on Army Wives You're in complete kidney failure.
When you get your strength back, we'll go over the transplant process in detail.
I'm gonna stay with gram's and grandpa.
For how long? Until she gets her strength back.
What's this? You need work, and I need help.
No.
I am not lookin' for a handout.
This is a hand up.
Believe me, I don't want to work with you any more than you want to work with me, but since we have to, you need to act like a professional and you have to treat me like one, too.
Definitely against the rules of fraternization.
She's obviously high, but there's no indication of overdose.
- I'm gonna go to the banquet now.
- Uh, no.
You go out there like this, you'll embarrass yourself, your husband, the United States Army.
Oh.
Dr.
Burton.
Marcus Williams.
Do we know each other? I'm David's father.
I don't give a damn what the lab test says.
Joan-- we legally adopted David.
He is our son.
No one's saying he isn't.
Marcus Williams is.
Why else would he just show up out of nowhere, demanding a DNA test? He wants to meet David.
That's all.
That man has no claim on our son.
And that's what we'll argue if it comes to that.
If it comes to that? Joan, I need to cover all possibilities.
If Williams really didn't know he was David's biological father until last month, he could argue he was never given the opportunity to sign away his parental rights.
Meaning that he could take David away from us? That's highly unlikely.
Highly unlikely? The man is a felon.
- Honey, calm down.
- No! I cannot believe that a total stranger can just walk into our lives and destroy our family.
He can't.
We won't let him.
Isn't that right? Yes.
Yes.
Like I said, my job is to consider worst-case scenarios.
Now Williams already convinced a judge to order the DNA test.
Can I say with absolute certainty what the court might rule beyond that? No, but all the South Carolina case law I've read is in your favor.
You hear that? Now let's not get ahead of ourselves, okay? Williams hasn't said anything about wanting custody.
Yet.
He just wants to meet David.
Well, that's not happening.
Cut off the ends.
Stand it up.
Cut lengthwise.
Make a slit so it can sit on the glass.
Cut into sections.
Bam.
That is impressive.
Chief showed me.
I can make a floating shot, too.
Wanna see? Uh, no.
It's a little early for the floating shot.
But I like your enthusiasm.
I wanna learn everything.
Fine.
But it doesn't have to be in one day, okay? Hello.
Roxy, it's Jackie.
Jackie Clarke.
Jackie, hi.
Did I catch you at a bad time? Um, no, not at all.
What's up? Well, I know it's short notice, but I was hoping that you could come to my house this afternoon for tea.
Tea? Uh, don't worry.
It's strictly casual.
Come as you are.
Okay, sure.
What time? I was thinking 4:00.
Great.
Um, do you think that--that Gloria Cruz would like to come? I mean, I know she's on the enlisted side of the house, but I would really like to see her.
Well, would you like me to ask her? She's standing right here.
She works for me now.
Oh, perfect.
That-- if you don't mind.
No, no problem.
Okay, don't look at me like I'm crazy, but Jackie Clarke would like to have us over for tea this afternoon.
Me? Why? I have no clue.
Don't I have to work? We can get buy for a couple of hours, and I don't want to go by myself.
I don't wanna go.
She'd love to come.
Wonderful.
I'll see you at 4:00.
Bye.
Why would I want to sit down with Marcus Williams? I got two more voice mails from him this morning.
He's not going away, Joan.
And if he takes us to court, it could be a nightmare, and not just for us.
Think about David.
Williams just got out of prison.
How can he afford a lawyer? I don't know, babe, but like Claudia Joy said, the man's not stupid.
Well, I still say we should fight him every inch of the way.
We could do that.
All I'm saying is, it might be better, it might be smarter, for us to bend a bit.
Why? Because if we talk to the man ourselves, we might be able to settle this thing quickly.
I've been trying to look at this through his eyes, you know? What would I do if I found out I had an 11-year-old son? You would do what's best for the child.
I'd want to meet him, Joan.
It's human nature.
So you're taking his side now? Of course not.
But I'd rather talk with Williams on our terms than argue with him in court.
Just think about it, okay? Hi.
Pick up for Tanya.
Right here.
That'll be $14.
75.
Keep the change.
Thanks.
Here you go.
Roxy.
Hey.
Hey, Denise, Claudia Joy.
You remember Gloria Cruz.
- Yeah, of course.
- Hi.
Nice to see you again.
Thank you, ma'am.
Same here.
So you guys were invited to this thing, too? - Mm-hmm.
- Yeah, Jackie called this morning.
Any idea what it's about? She just said she wanted to get together.
Yeah, but why me? The only other time I met Mrs.
Clarke, she was puking in those bushes over there.
That was a night to remember, huh? Yeah.
So, Denise, you've been holding out on us.
What do you mean? Tanya's new flame.
Oh, you don't know.
Um, first I've heard.
You--you meet him? No, I just saw him in the hump bar parking lot.
Tanya got into the car with this guy, and let's just say, the windows were fogging up.
Really? She probably feels awkward saying anything to you.
Yeah.
I'm sure you're right.
Although, truthfully, nothing would make me happier than to see her dating again.
Well, then this would've made you very happy.
Thank you for coming.
I know you must be wondering why I invited you here.
I-I just want to thank you for the other night.
I-if you hadn't stepped in, it would've been a total disaster for me and for Kevin.
Oh, we were happy to help.
Still, I-I feel like I I owe you an apology and an explanation.
Jackie, that's not necessary.
It is for me.
You already know this, Denise, but I'm a perfectionist.
I've been that way forever.
Uh, second best was Never acceptable for my family, and--and then I married Kevin, and he feels the same.
And I always thought I could handle it, and I--and I did for a long time Until Kevin was deployed to Kosovo.
And that's when things started to unravel.
You don't have to explain, Jackie.
It's not what you think, Claudia Joy.
I-I know there was talk in certain circles that Kevin had had an affair with his driver, and that I had moved out because of it.
That's not what happened.
What happened is I fell apart.
That deployment was really hard on me.
Patrick was still in preschool.
Sophie was in diapers.
My mother had been diagnosed with Parkinson's.
I just started drinking too much and--and taking pills.
By the time Kevin came home, I was a complete mess.
And he--he insisted I Get treatment, and so I went to a, uh, private clinic in Massachusetts.
I had no idea.
No one did.
I I learned to cope for years.
But lately, you know, after the hurricane and Coming to Fort Marshall, I I slowly started with the pills again.
But you handle it all so well.
I mean, during the deployment, you were a rock.
I depended on you.
Yeah, we all did.
Appearances can be deceiving.
Mm.
I should've done more.
I knew something was going on.
I know you did.
The night of the banquet, Kevin and I had a huge fight.
You know, he was under extreme pressure, but I-I couldn't handle it.
And you saw what happened.
I know I'm not the easiest Person to get along with.
But you helped me anyway.
Especially you two.
In my father's army, the ranks never mixed, and that's how I always looked at things.
But you bailed me out without giving it a second thought.
All we saw was an army wife in trouble.
That's right.
Mm.
See you later.
Bye.
Wow.
Yeah.
I had no idea.
God, I wish she would've said something to me.
It sounds like she couldn't open up to anyone.
Yeah.
Thank God we have each other.
Yeah.
Claudia Joy, we're a match.
Yes, we are.
No.
No, what I mean is that we are a medical match.
When you were diagnosed I got tested to see if I could give you one of my kidneys.
No-- I just got word this week.
I can.
Denise Please just say yes.
Oh, God.
I don't believe it.
Denise is giving me my life back.
Ohh.
I can't believe you did that.
It was the right thing to do.
No, we agreed to talk about it first, D.
I said I'm sorry.
I got caught up in the moment.
Yeah.
And when did you find out exactly that you were a match? Tuesday.
Well, why didn't you say something then? The 15-6 investigation was going on.
I just cannot believe you would do this without telling me.
I know we should've talked about it, but when you have a chance to think it over, you'll see that it's gonna be fine.
I doubt it.
I gotta get to work.
Oh, right.
Just lob a grenade and go.
It's not like that, Frank.
How many times do I have to apologize? It's not about apologizing, D.
What choice do I have now, hmm? If I object, that makes me the bad guy, doesn't it? I have absolutely no room to maneuver, none.
Just go.
You don't want to be late.
This is my wife-- colonel Joan Burton.
Joan, Marcus Williams.
How you doing? Uh, please sit down.
So what's this about? We just want to talk.
That's all.
Clearly, we got off on the wrong foot.
I didn't trust you, and to be Frank, you weren't totally honest with me.
What you talkin' 'bout? We know you were in prison.
I never said I wasn't.
You didn't give me a chance to say much of anything.
Well, we're listening now.
What my wife means is, we'd like to know more about you.
Well, I'm not gonna sit here and say I wasn't guilty, if that's what you want to hear.
I was.
I had a habit.
And I stole to feed it.
But that was then.
I turned things around in prison.
I did.
I'm from Chicago, Marcus.
South side.
Bronzeville.
I know plenty of brothers who Turned things around and ended up right back in the game.
Well, that ain't me.
I passed my GED, I learned construction, and I got my mind right.
And you can call my parole officer and find out if you don't believe me.
Trust me, I will.
I'm not trying to start any trouble.
I just want to meet my boy.
Don't call him that.
Look, I didn't come over here to argue, okay? I got better things to do.
Like what, Marcus? Like what? Hey, relax.
Can we all just relax, please? Look, this isn't easy for any of us.
Sit down, please.
Now before we go any further, there's something you need to know about David.
He's HIV positive.
I'm sorry to hear that.
You didn't know? How would I know? Well, David got it from his mother.
We thought maybe you gave it to her.
No, I didn't.
Okay, so let's just get to what's important.
Why do you want to see David? What you mean, why I want to see him? A man want to meet his son, his biological son.
I want him to know he wasn't abandoned.
He was abandoned.
Well, not by me, okay? I ain't know.
That's the truth.
When I found out, I did everything I could to find him.
Maybe he doesn't want to be found.
Well, have you asked him? What? Look, I know y'all don't like me, okay? But how's he feel about it? We haven't told him about you.
- Why not? - He's too young.
He 11.
When I was 11, I was taking care of myself and my mom.
He's not you.
I think 11 is plenty old enough for him to know if he want to meet me or not.
Or don't y'all trust him either? Ugh.
Finn's asleep at last.
He kept on insisting, "one more chapter, one more chapter.
" You should be happy a kid his age still wants his mom to read to him.
Well, he needs to give it a rest every once in a while.
You all right? I'm just tired.
I'm gonna take a bath.
Do you want some company? Someone's cheery tonight.
Colonel Sherwood reviewed my OER.
Officer Evaluation Report.
And? Top block across the board.
That's great, babe.
And I did an outstanding job in Africa, and he says I should put in a packet for a Ranger Battalion.
Wait a minute.
I thought you were already a ranger.
I mean, you went to ranger school and you got your ranger patch and everything.
Tab.
Ranger Tab.
Patch, tab, whatever.
And that just means I'm ranger qualified.
It's not the same thing as being part of a Ranger Battalion.
What's a Ranger Battalion? It's an elite fighting unit.
Rapid response, that sort of thing.
Oh, great.
So like Chase, you're just gonna be running off at any hint of trouble anywhere in the world? Not exactly.
Well, is there one of these ranger battalions at Fort Marshall? No, Benning Lewis-- Trevor, no way.
We just moved in.
I just ordered a new couch.
It wouldn't be for a while.
I don't care when it is.
We're not going.
Rox-- no, when you applied to OCS, you said that officers spend at least three years in one place.
That was before all the talk of troop reductions.
I don't care.
Babe A posting like this, it's a good thing.
For you, maybe, but not for me or for the kids.
Roxy-- I'm taking a bath.
End of discussion.
Wow.
What discussion? Tanya.
Denise, hey.
Hey.
Can we talk? Sure.
What's up? How long you been seeing Dr.
Hanson? Tanya.
- How did you know? - You were seen.
What? Roxy saw you kissing Dr.
Hanson in the parking lot of the hump bar.
Of course, she didn't know who he was, but I just happened to see you with him now.
It's that obvious? I didn't mean for it to happen.
I-I didn't even like him at first.
Look, I understand how attractions like this happen.
But it's impossible.
You know that.
Fraternization between ranks isn't just inappropriate, it's illegal.
You won't tell, will you? Of course not, but others would.
They'd be putting their own careers at risk if they saw something and didn't report it.
I didn't think of that.
Tanya, I love you like a daughter.
You know that.
And I want you to be happy again with someone.
But not him.
Not like this.
I-I can't stand by and watch you ruin your career.
You gotta end it.
I'm sorry.
There's no other way.
She's right.
I mean, we've both known this can only end in disaster.
We can't keep our hands off each other.
That's not a bad thing, Blake.
In other circumstances, maybe.
Look, if we were caught, they might just slap you on the wrist, but I could end up in jail owing a small fortune in med school loans.
It's so unfair.
Yeah.
Well, it's the army.
So what do we do? I don't know.
End it, I guess.
We've tried.
I mean really end it.
Is that all I mean to you? - Tanya-- - It's just that easy? Stop it.
No, I want to know.
How do you really feel about me? I guess that says everything.
Tanya, wait.
Look, I gotta get back to work.
My real did didn't know about me? He's not your real dad.
He's your, uh He's your biological father.
Right.
But, yes, that's what Mr.
Williams says.
He moved to Chicago before he knew your mom was pregnant.
And my mom never told him about me? I guess not.
We don't know that for sure.
Why not? Because there's no way to check out his story.
You think he's lying, mom? Your mother's not saying that.
We just don't know much about him.
That's all.
But he really is my father? My biological father.
Yes.
Do you like him? We don't know him very well.
But we wouldn't have told you about him if we didn't think it was okay for you to meet him.
Do I have to? No.
Do you want me to? That's entirely up to you.
It's a big decision, but we didn't think it was fair for us to make it for you.
And you don't have to decide anything right now.
That's right, dude.
You take as much time as you need.
I don't have to.
I don't want to meet him.
Are you sure? I already have a mom and dad.
Okay, then.
That's settled.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, no.
You have to smell it first.
Smell it? It's beer.
No, go on.
Put your snout in there.
Go on.
What do you get? Burnt hazelnut? Mm-hmm.
Maybe hints of caramel? - That's amazing.
- Yeah? Now let's consider appearance.
As you'll see, all the different shades.
This would be your dark beer.
What's going on? Chief's teaching me about beer.
Oh, yeah? Well, what about getting this place ready for business? All done.
Don't be mad, Rox.
Chief's an expert on microbrews.
Well, good for Chief.
But at the hump, all you need to know about beer is that you pull it from a tap or pour it from a bottle.
So can you get these things off the table? And what is that God-awful smell? What smell? Ugh.
What did you put in the Gumbo this morning, road kill? Same as always, boss.
Well, we can't serve that, so throw it out.
Start over.
Who pulled the pin on her grenade? You told Claudia Joy that you'd be her donor before discussing it with Frank? It just happened.
No, I-I understand, and I think it's amazing, Denise.
Well, I'm glad you do, because Frank is not talking to me.
At all? When I got home from work last night, he was asleep, and he made sure he was up and out this morning before we could say a word.
You know, I have to say, he's got a right to be angry.
Remember, Frank sat by while you were in a coma after the hurricane.
You know, he almost lost you once by accident.
He doesn't want to face that again by choice.
I hadn't thought about that.
Do you want my advice? That's why I'm here.
The only way that I can see through this is to give Frank the truth.
I'd arrange a meeting with your surgeon, have the doctor lay out all the risks to Frank and tell him he can ask any questions he wants.
That's a good idea.
Frank may not believe me, but he'd believe Dr.
Davies.
What have you got to lose? Right.
He don't wanna meet me? He said he already has a mother and father.
Maybe it's the way you asked.
We put it to him as cleanly as we could.
Yeah, "how'd you like to meet your thievin' father?" It wasn't like that.
We didn't even bring up your past.
David made the call on his own.
Hey, try to see it from his side.
David was bounced around so much before we met, the idea of meeting you has gotta be confusing, to say the least.
Maybe when he's a little older.
When he's a little older, who knows where I'll be.
Look, I don't know what to tell you.
We agreed to leave it up to David, and we did.
Look, man I barely knew my own father.
We never had what you might call quality time.
I don't want the same thing happening with my son.
I want him to know, I would've been there for him if I coulda been.
I get it.
Well, a lot of good that does me.
I'm sorry, man.
Oh, it ain't over.
We'll be going in laparoscopically, which means a quicker recovery, less pain, and a smaller scar.
Well, how long does the operation take? Well, from pre-op to recovery, two to three hours.
Then 48 hours in the hospital for observation, and you can take your wife home.
If everything goes smoothly.
Which it should.
But there are risks? Well, anytime a person undergoes general anesthesia, there's a slight chance of an unanticipated reaction.
Unanticipated as in dying.
Well, with someone in excellent health like Denise, that's extremely rare.
But it's possible? Yes.
And there are other potential risks as well-- infection, blood clots, to name two-- which is why we keep donors under observation before being released.
Uh, what's been your direct experience, Dr.
Davies? I've been doing kidney transplants for 15 years and I've never had a serious problem with a donor.
But that doesn't mean that it couldn't happen? No, no one can ever guarantee that.
What are the statistics? I mean, how many people die donating kidneys each year? I thought you might ask that question, and I looked it up before you got here.
The answer is 2 to 3 deaths in every 10,000 donations.
Two to three? But what the raw data doesn't provide are the--the medical histories of the donors prior to surgery.
I can assure you, for someone like Denise, the risks are even smaller than that.
I see.
Well, uh, thank you, doctor.
If I may, colonel Sherwood, what your wife is doing is a beautiful thing.
It will allow Mrs.
holden to lead a normal life again with minimal impact to Denise.
Your wife will be able to enjoy all the activities she did before.
Denise.
Thank you.
So I-I think Dr.
Davies made everything clear.
Don't you? Oh, crystal.
Frank.
The risk is too high, D.
- But-- - D, it's unacceptable.
You're my wife and the mother of our daughter.
- I'll be all right.
- No.
You heard the doctor.
No one can make that promise.
- Frank-- - I don't want you doing it, and nothing's gonna change my mind.
How'd he take it? Not well.
What a surprise.
He says it's not over.
What? What's that mean? He's gonna take us to court? I don't know, Joan.
He's bluffing.
Maybe.
Tell the truth, I felt for the guy.
Turns out, he's got some abandonment issues himself.
Too bad for him.
I don't want David having anything to do with that man.
He had no right barging in on our lives like that.
Joan, he's the boy's father.
No, no, he's not.
You are his father.
Look, what I mean is, it's understandable that he wants to see his child.
Roland, we've been over this.
We handled it in the right way, and now it's settled.
So please Let's not talk about it anymore.
Dinner in ten.
Order of scallops.
Chief, where are those hamburgers? They were up a minute ago.
I already took 'em, Roxy.
Well, why didn't you say so? Sorry.
You okay, boss? I'm fine.
Just a little headache.
I'll do that.
You do the register.
Okay.
Roxy.
I need to sit down.
Okay, come on.
Hey, lieutenant.
Thanks for calling.
Sure.
She's in the office.
What happened? I don't know.
She just kinda fainted.
I thought something was wrong with her.
She's been in a bad mood all day.
I thought it was me.
Really? I thought it was me.
Hey, babe.
I told 'em not to call you.
I'm fine.
You fainted.
I didn't faint.
I just got a little dizzy.
It's a wasted trip.
And who's watching the boys? Don't worry about the boys.
Can I get up now, warden, please? Thank you.
Whoa.
Oh, okay.
Okay, we're going home.
Ugh.
Right now.
Wait.
I need my purse.
Ohh.
I think you should see a doctor tomorrow.
What for? What for? Uh, you fainted, you've been having headaches, and you've been in a terrible mood.
Says who? Says everyone.
I want to take you to a doctor.
No.
Rox.
Oh, God.
You okay in there, babe? I'm fine! I wasn't sure you'd come.
I wasn't either.
So what am I doing here? I didn't like the way our conversation ended last night.
Oh, you mean, running away into the night? The hospital parking lot isn't the ideal place to have a an intimate conversation.
Blake, we haven't done much talking since we met, regardless of the location.
Well, I didn't think you minded that.
I didn't till now.
I mean, what do we really know about each other? Well, I think we know plenty.
Oh.
What do you want to tell me? I was engaged a year ago.
I used to be married.
Really? Tell me about your fiance.
Um He was a soldier I met in Afghanistan.
The cup of coffee? You told me in Africa that there was a soldier who offered to buy you a cup of coffee in a combat zone.
That was him? So what happened? He was killed in action.
I'm sorry.
You're the first man I've kissed since then.
Your turn.
Well, I met Meredith when we were at UCLA.
Uh, we got married right after I got into med school.
She was a speech therapist.
What happened? She found someone else.
Said I wasn't giving her enough attention, was too wrapped up in my work.
Now I'm sorry.
No.
She was right.
I'd like to say you're the first woman I've kissed since then, but That's not true.
But you are the first one I could see a future with since Meredith.
Hey, dude.
What's the matter? I can't sleep.
Come on in.
What's going on? I've been thinking.
Thinking about what? You can tell us.
When I was little, I used to wonder who my dad was, you know? Grandma didn't know.
She told me I was her little gift.
When she died, I went into foster care.
I used to dream about him sometimes.
Really? Yeah.
He looked just like Will Smith.
We did all sorts of fun things together.
I used to dream That he'd show up one day and take me away.
You want to meet him, don't you? Are you mad? Not at all, honey.
I know you don't like him, mom.
I didn't say that.
I heard you and dad talking about him before dinner.
I was on the stairs.
I didn't mean-- it's okay.
It's a complicated situation for all of us.
We just don't know that man.
And we love you so much.
I love you so much.
Don't cry, mom.
I don't have to meet him.
I'm sorry.
It's okay, David.
Your mom's gonna be fine.
Right? We're all gonna be just fine.
And I think it's the right choice.
You do? Knowing who brought you into this world, that's a question worth answering.
But I gotta tell you something.
What? Mm.
Will Smith That's setting the bar pretty high.
Coming to bed? Later.
Frank, are we gonna talk about this? Nothin' to talk about, D.
I told you how I feel.
We have the test results, Mrs.
Leblanc.
That was fast.
So you know why she's been fainting? - We do.
- And with the headaches and the-- will you let her speak? Sorry.
No problem, lieutenant.
Mrs.
Leblanc, you're pregnant.
I thought we agreed not to do this anymore.
Exactly, which is why I called a friend at Fort Lee.
They have an opening for, uh, an E.
R.
doctor.
You're leaving? Next week.
But what about us? What about us? It's over? No.
No, you dope.
This means, I want this to work.
Look, if I go to Fort Lee, throw myself into the job in my usual obsessive manner, I can handle the four months when we're apart until your contract comes up.
But if I stay here and I see you everyday, I'll end up a convicted felon.
With a smile on my face, admittedly, but still-- whoa.
Not right now.
Look, Fort Lee's in Virginia.
We can still see each other-- days off occasionally, maybe.
Maybe? There's still a risk.
I'll wear sunglasses.
Anything else? Just sunglasses.
Perfect.
So I guess this means we're going steady now.
Guess so.
I gotta go.
I'll see you later.
Come on in.
David, this is, uh, Marcus Williams.
How you doin', David? Good.
I don't know what to call you.
How about we just make it Marcus? Pleased to meet you, Marcus.
Same here, little man.
Same here.
Mm.
I put myself in an impossible situation.
If I go through with the operation, I alienate my husband, and if I cancel it, I lose my best friend.
That's not true.
How would you feel if you were Claudia Joy? I'll tell you one thing, she would never turn her back on me.
So what are you gonna do? I don't have a choice, Jackie.
I can't jeopardize my marriage after everything Frank and I have been through together.
I know it's tough, but I think you're making the right call.
And I think you're wrong about losing Claudia Joy as a friend.
From what I know of her, she'd be the first person to understand what happened.
That only makes it worse.
What you did you did out of love, Denise.
Don't forget that.
Frank, hold up.
Sir? I haven't had a chance to thank you.
Thank me, sir? Claudia Joy does her best to hide it, but I know this dialysis has been hell on her.
Not just physically.
Her whole outlook has been affected.
Mm.
She always used to get up in the morning, looking forward to the day, no matter what was going on.
That's the woman I married.
And that woman hasn't been around lately.
It's the dialysis.
I understand, sir.
And it could've gone on like this for years If Denise hadn't stepped forward.
I don't have the words to tell you how grateful I am.
You know, as soldiers, we're used to putting our lives on the line for each other.
What's amazing is to see our wives feel the same way.
Yes, sir.
It is remarkable.
Sir, will you excuse me? Certainly.
Denise.
Hey, Claudia Joy.
I'd like to come by if that's okay.
Sure.
What's up? Um, you know, I'd rather talk about it in person.
Sure.
Is everything okay? Uh, not exactly.
Come on over.
Okay, great.
I'll--I'll see you in ten.
I'll be here.
Frank, what are you doing home? Well, I wanted to talk.
Well, we don't need to talk.
I understand how you feel.
I'm on my way to Claudia Joy's to tell her - No.
- That I can't go-- look, I won't lie, D.
The thought of losing you That scares me more than anything in the whole world.
I think I could handle anything except that.
And it just gets me Uh, I don't--all tangled up inside, you know? So it took me a while to remember that well, that love is stronger than fear.
And when lives are on the line, that's when love should be its strongest, not its weakest.
So I'm sorry.
You know, I'm sorry that I-- I didn't remember that.
It's okay.
No, Claudia Joy is family to you, and to me, too.
So D, I'm on board.
Are you sure? Whatever it takes.
We'll get through it together.
All right? Oh, thank you.
Thank you so much.